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J LHLS Archives: April 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Convention Report: Sakura-Con 2008
By Tom Good
Photography by Tom Good and Gregor Torrence
What does an anime convention feel like? Like the opposite of being in an elevator. Take that mysterious force that makes elevator passengers silently ignore each other, reverse it, turn it up to 11, turbocharge it, and you've got something like an anime convention. At Sakura-Con, people smile and give high-fives to passing strangers, they form giant glomp circles, admire each other's costumes and happily pose for pictures. It's a beautiful thing to see. But where does it come from? Could the secret be something about anime itself? [more]
Posted by Tom Good @ 08:21 PM PST [Link]
Story and art: Yugi Yamada
Published by the Juné Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc.
Review by Cat
Although just a collection of oneshots, Glass Sky is one of Yamada's best works. It does have a couple of romantic comedies, but the heart of the book is "A Little Glass Sky", the story of Suzuki Naoki.
Ever heard of a saying: 'Don't let the bastards grind you down'? It's clearly Naoki's motto and that's what makes his story - which takes place during his school years - so heart-breaking. But first, let's see what other stories are about. [more]
Posted by Catya W @ 07:59 AM PST [Link]
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